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By Niyi Tabiti

Biodun Kupoluyi describe him as the Entertainment Octopus because he has his tentacles spread across  every facet of Nigeria entertainment. We couldn't agree more with that decription since he has also 'predicted' the boom of the entertainment business in Nigeria, way back- when most of the entertainment millionaires are probably in their mother's womb or in diapers.

Welcome to the world of Ben Bruce, the man another editor, Ayeni Adekunle call ' the pioneer of pioneers in Nigerian entertainment. Amadi Ogbonaiya,an entertainment editor of over 20 years experience told that Bruce place as the number 1 man in Nigerian entertainment is indisputable when we asked him about who deserved the position.

Ben Bruce Murray came tops in most influential entertainment mogul research. Top editors and entertainment  reporters from various media houses in Nigeria were asked the question and many of them gave reasons why they believe that no one has the pulling power that the Silverbird Group boss command in the sector.

Ben Bruce  founded the most beautiful Girl In Nigeria contest. The contest has produced beauty queens who are in the top echelons of the Nigerian society.The likes of Regina Askia, Nike Oshinowo, Bianca Onoh Ojukwu, Linda Ikepeazu shot into limelight after winning the MBGN crown. Ben is the man who made beauty pageants lucrative in the country. Agbani Darego was produced by the Silverbird group and she won the Miss World contest.Today she is the first Black to ever ascend to such position.

Apart from his investment in beauty contest, the family owns a radio and TV company (Silverbird TV and Rhythm FM). When it comes to private malls and Cinema, Ben Murray Bruce also have legion of people employed to take care of that aspect. The Bruce family led by Ben revived the cinema culture in Nigeria. Today, others have joined the business of cinema.

For many years, the company headed by Ben Bruce has been organizing top of the range entertainment events. In Nigeria, most of the people who are now making it big time see Ben Bruce Murray as their mentor (Known and respected)

Aside the talent, he is also regarded as one of the highest employers of labour in the field of entertainment. Many see him as the voice of entertainment. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan came for the 30th anniversary of Silverbird Group and made a pledge of 200 million USD (US Dollars) investment into the Nigerian entertainment industry at the occasion. A former Director General of Nigerian Television Authority, Ben Bruce is seen as a symbol of the new generation though he belong to the old generation.

Kenny Ogungbe is also another influential figure in the entertainment industry. To a large extent he would be credited for discovering talent and striking gold with the business of entertainment. When it comes to hip hop and rap business,Kenny and his partner, Dayo Adeneye discovered the flow of money from the 'temple'  of corporate organizations


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